U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Chooses not to attend RBG Memorial and as first Women Lying in State

The FIRST Woman – The First Jewish person – What does  THAT tell YOU? I feel rage. For all the underhandedness, hypocrisy and abuse of power wielded by Mitch McConnell, Republican Majority leader in the Senate. Yes, I felt that – and then a friend this morning drew my attention to this, and it threw … More U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Chooses not to attend RBG Memorial and as first Women Lying in State

A Win – No Ban Act Passes the House – Pertinent to Vote Trump Out

For more than three years, the Trump administration has done what it can to stop Muslims, refugees, asylum seekers, and many others from entering our country. The passage of the National Origin-Based Anti-discrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act is a major step toward ending discrimination in our immigration laws and policies.​ It happened- In the … More A Win – No Ban Act Passes the House – Pertinent to Vote Trump Out

No Place for Kacsmaryk’s Bigotry on the Federal Bench

The Senate voted today to move forward with confirming Matthew Kacsmaryk to be a lifetime federal judge, despite strong protests from Democrats ― and one Republican ― over his record of opposition to LGBT rights and abortion rights. The Senate voted 52-44 on a procedural step to advance Kacsmaryk’s nomination to the U.S. District Court … More No Place for Kacsmaryk’s Bigotry on the Federal Bench

Celebrating SCOTUS Decision Limiting Political Interest in Redistricting

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill affirming the lower courts designation that the Virginia legislature lacks standing to appeal in its own right: SCOTUS dismissed the challenge to a lower court’s findings that some of Virginia’s legislative districts were racially gerrymandered, saying that House Republicans did not have legal standing to challenge the decision. … More Celebrating SCOTUS Decision Limiting Political Interest in Redistricting

Close-up Faces of those who cheered and laughed as Trump Mocked Sexual Assault Survivor

The faces of those patrons of the MAGA Trump rally who applauded and laughed as Trump mocked, in essence, all sexual assault survivors Last night America was shocked. Well shocked that there was something even more shocking than the things that have already been so shocking! We must be talking about Trump! Donald J. The … More Close-up Faces of those who cheered and laughed as Trump Mocked Sexual Assault Survivor

Advocates Address Trump’s Executive Order and Republican Immigration Bill

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order on family separation – which does not end the family separation crisis – House Republicans are set to vote on Speaker Paul Ryan’s immigration bill next week.  Despite the speaker’s claims, the bill would provide no clear path to citizenship to Dreamers and place thousands of children in detention … More Advocates Address Trump’s Executive Order and Republican Immigration Bill

White House Meeting on Immigration Unbalanced Unserious Unconscionable

Just like the White House Insistence on Poison Pills in Exchange for the Dream Act On Tuesday, the White House will host nearly twenty lawmakers to discuss immigration. The list of White House-selected invitees is an unfortunate reflection of where the Administration and Republican strategy seems to be leaning: it is loaded up with anti-immigrant … More White House Meeting on Immigration Unbalanced Unserious Unconscionable

Two Days Before Arbitrary DACA Renewal Deadline, Tens of Thousands of Dreamers May Be Left Unprotected

October 05 is #DACA Renewal Deadline – Trump Administration should extend arbitrary deadline and Congress should move Dream Act forward with renewed urgency=Washington, DC – With just two days remaining before we reach the October 5th DACA renewal deadline affecting more than 150,000 DACA recipients, the Trump Administration seems insistent on keeping the new and artificial … More Two Days Before Arbitrary DACA Renewal Deadline, Tens of Thousands of Dreamers May Be Left Unprotected

House Republicans Sign Death Warrants for Millions of Americans

All in the name of a photo-op for The Liar In Chief!  Here are the Republicans in the House who fell into the trap of Donald needing a win!  Some did not even bother to read the Bill before voting on it! Yesterday 217 House Republicans successfully voted to take away health care from millions … More House Republicans Sign Death Warrants for Millions of Americans

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Amendment Executive Order

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump issued an executive order today stating his administration’s commitment to “protect and vigorously promote religious liberty;” while also directing the IRS to loosen enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, a law passed in 1954 that regulates how 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organizations – like churches – can engage in political activities. The executive order … More Freedom for All Americans Statement on Amendment Executive Order

Those Republicans Want Retributive Murder But SCOTUS said NO

The US supreme court has ended a dramatic day of legal tussles over Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight prisoners in 11 days, declining to allow the state to go ahead with Monday night’s scheduled killings in what amounted to a major victory for the condemned inmates’ lawyers and anti-death penalty campaigners. The nation’s highest … More Those Republicans Want Retributive Murder But SCOTUS said NO

Error in McCain Statement Against Trump Denying Trump is the Republican Party

This weekend the media and the Sunday talk shows saw this 2016 presidential campaign devolve into a feud between Goldstar Khan parents, who had spoken out at the DNC,  highlighting Trump’s insidious denigration of Muslim Americans versus presidential candidate, Republican nominee Donald Trump, who in top narcissistic form, attacked the Khans, instead of  showing grace … More Error in McCain Statement Against Trump Denying Trump is the Republican Party

Five State Senators Kill Basic Protections for LGBT Floridians

Today five Senators killed a bill that would have provided basic protections for Floridians regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. By Melanie Nathan, Feb 09, 2016.A motion to reconsider a contentious bill banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people failed in a Senate panel Tuesday, signaling its virtual demise for the 2016 Legislative … More Five State Senators Kill Basic Protections for LGBT Floridians

HELP to Express Outrage as 47 Turncoat Democrats Vote Against Syrian Women and Orphan Refugees

hese Democrats allowed themselves to get hauled into a vote on minimal notice and were suckered into the Republican narrative, without doing extensive research. That one terrorist in Paris turned us against refugees is a sign of cowardice and gives the terrorists the upper hand, a victory. We have allowed them to further victimize the most vulnerable victims of their murderous campaign. I am ashamed of these Democrats – truly ashamed!

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Why Obama has won on the Immigration EO

Republicans roll off the Hill, while Democrats traverse Mt. Everest By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2015. Republicans would be calling the Judge who barred President Obama’s Immigration Executive Orders ‘an activist Judge’ – albeit tit-for-tat – indeed he may be – but did the Judge fall into a trap? Do we really think the appeals … More Why Obama has won on the Immigration EO

Senators Block Gun Violence Legislation | U.S. President says its a ‘Shameful Day for Washington’

Posted by Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2013. A few hours ago, President Obama stood with parents who lost children in the Newtown tragedy and said: “All in all, today was a pretty shameful day for Washington.” That’s because a minority of senators blocked legislation that would have made America safer and better protected our kids. … More Senators Block Gun Violence Legislation | U.S. President says its a ‘Shameful Day for Washington’

Gay Republicans Commit Equality Suicide with Pride over Romney’s Ryan Pick

“I am disgusted by any Gay person who by their promotion for GOP votes condones the race baiter NOM Pledge” Melanie Nathan By Melanie Nathan, August 11, 2012. In an anomaly that defies reconciliation, Gay Republicans of the GOProud and Log Cabin creed, have praised the Romney choice for VP, asserting that the Paul Ryan … More Gay Republicans Commit Equality Suicide with Pride over Romney’s Ryan Pick

President Obama on Colorado Movie Massacre & Where are the Politics

President Obama’s WEEKLY ADDRESS: Remembering the Victims of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting President Obama’s Address on July 21, 2012: – “As many of you know, early on Friday, at least twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.  Dozens more are being treated for injuries at local … More President Obama on Colorado Movie Massacre & Where are the Politics

Republicans Denounce Lesbian Commitment Ceremony on Louisiana Miltitary Base

By Melanie Nathan, June 09, 2012 NEW ORLEANS  In no great surprise two Republican congressmen denounced a same-sex commitment ceremony held at the Army’s Fort Polk training base in Louisiana, asserting that it violated Defense Department policy. Following last year’s repeal of its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Defense Department said chaplains at military … More Republicans Denounce Lesbian Commitment Ceremony on Louisiana Miltitary Base

State of the Union: President Obama Admonishes Republicans

 by Melanie Nathan, January 27, 2010.  The President’s State of  the Union Address was uplifting, sincere and an earnest attempt to deliver the imperative message – There is hope but the Republicans better get off their campaign trail and into Congress.   As I looked across the Republican side all I saw was a bunch of fuddy … More State of the Union: President Obama Admonishes Republicans

Ghastly Grassley Town Hall meets with the Dumber than JOE the Plumber

This guy is nuts to think that smart people like me will be duped into believing there is any validity to statements such as this. If he was smart enough to land a seat in the Senate, I bet he does not even believe this crap himself. However he is one of many who simply … More Ghastly Grassley Town Hall meets with the Dumber than JOE the Plumber

A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”

A New American Sport – “Kill The Bill.”   A cross between Quidditch ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quidditch) and Rugby, a new and most perilous sport has emerged out of the  Bill debate for Healthcare reform.  Current Champ  is  “Just a Mom” – This is how it works – and truly– if you play -you risk not only your … More A New American Sport – “KILL-THE-BILL”